DragonTales 
Weekly Newsletter
February 22, 2018

Dear St. George Families,
     Lent is a time of reflection and growing closer to God. It is also a time for prayer, especially for all of the families that have been tragically affected by last week's events at Parkland High School in Florida. This tragedy hits especially close to home for all of us; students, parents, faculty and administration.
     You may be wondering what procedures does St. George School have in place to help protect students and staff? There is no simple answer to this question but below are some of the things that we have in place.
  • Regular practice of emergency drills (fire, code red, code green and code blue)
    • All of our emergency drill procedures have been thoroughly vetted and approved by first responders.
    • Students are given explicit instruction on emergency procedures.
    • Teachers are trained throughout the school year on emergency procedures.
    • Classrooms all have blinds, and are easily locked.
    • All visitors to campus are required to sign in at the school office.
    • All school volunteers are required to have current FBI background checks and fingerprinting.
    • A full-time sheriff deputy on site from 7:00am until 6:00pm.
      • The deputy circulates regularly monitoring all areas of the campus.
      • Regular evaluations of safety/security needs and procedures through parish/school Crisis Response Team.
      • Regular improvements of physical campus security needs are made on an ongoing basis.
     Additionally, we are working in conjunction with St. George Parish on a comprehensive safety and security plan that will encompass all aspects of parish/school life on the St. George campus. Additional security fencing is scheduled to be installed this spring and summer further limiting access to school buildings.
     One of the characteristics of intruders is often they feel alone and unloved. One of the strengths of our school and parish lies in the foundation of the family unit. It is important as parents that we are engaged in our children's lives. The greatest gift we can give our children is our time. It is important, it is essential, and it means the world to them. The gift of time demonstrates our love of our kids, our caring, our faith. With your love, faith and guidance your children will grow into adults that will make our world a better place for all.
     If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or come and meet with me at your convenience. I am here to help.
God bless,
Jack Nelson
The statue of St. George slaying the dragon that was funded by student fundraisers is in place! 
A dedication of the statue will be soon.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, February 23       School Liturgy, 8:00am
      Neighbors Way Award Presentation

      Men's Club Fish Fry
      Called To Be A Mom Bake Sale  (2/23& 3/9)
      4:00pm - 7:00pm, Cafeteria
      Cash or Checks Accepted   
Saturday, February 24 &
     Sunday, February 25 (all Masses)
      Presentation of First Eucharist Candidates
Sunday, February 25       Blessing of St. George athletes
      9:30am Mass
Wednesday, February 28       Stations of the Cross, 7:45am, Church

      PreK Parent Meeting, 6:30pm
      Kleinpeter Activity Center
Thursday, March 1       Out-Of-Uniform No Pink Slips February
Friday, March 2       School Liturgy, 8:00am
      Lenten Stewardship Project Offerings   
      during Liturgy (see schedule below)
Monday, March 5 - Friday, March 9       Teacher Appreciation Week (details below)
Tuesday, March 6       Fight The New Drug Presentation, 6:30pm
      Kleinpeter Activity Center
All are invited to Park and Pray the Rosary each  Monday  and  Wednesday  afternoons beginning at  2:15 pm  in the Chapel

2018-2019 BEFORE/AFTER CARE
  • Re-enrollment for currently enrolled families, including new students who have a sibling already in the program, will begin on February 26, 2018.
  • Enrollment for new students and other interested families will open on March 5, 2018, on a first come first serve basis. 
  • No forms will be accepted early. 
  • The last day for enrollment for all families is March 9, 2018
  • Enrollment forms and information will be posted on the school website and RenWeb on the afternoon of Friday, February 23
  • Please contact Susan Giles (Susan.Giles@sgschoolbr.org) if you have any questions.

FEBRUARY LUNCH MENU 

February cafeteria payments are due now
All school meal payments are due in advance. 
Please remember to send extra funds for seconds and extra items.
 
February Lunch prices : Full price - $47.20;  Reduced price - $6.40
February Breakfast prices: Full price - $28.80;  Reduced price - $4.80
 
All families are encouraged to monitor your students' cafeteria purchases with an online account at www.myschoolbucks.comThere you can set up alerts and make payments by credit card or bank draft.  It is not necessary to make payments in order to set up an account.  We will always accept check or cash payments at school. 
 
 

Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, March 5 - Friday, March 9
Mark your calendars to honor
our faculty & staff during this week

Students may wish to participate in the following ways to make each teacher feel special:
Monday: Give your teacher a quarter (The coke machine in the lounge is 50 cents)
Tuesday: Special Teachers Day - Bring a small surprise to the Art, Computer, Spanish,                         Guidance, Music, Library, PE or Religion teacher that your child has that day
Wednesday: Give your teacher their favorite snack or fruit
Thursday: Give your teacher a card, note or prayer
Friday: Give your teacher a school supply

Door Prizes Are Needed for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on March 8th
If you would like to donate a door prize to be given out at the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon please send to the school office with your name on it. You may also contact Courtney Morel at  225-354-9775. All individuals and/or businesses will be recognized at both the luncheon and in Dragon Tales. Every year our parents/businesses are so generous in their door prize donations, so thank you in advance for your continued generosity.  Remember no amount or item is too big or too small!
Thank you,
Home and School Special Events Committee

SJA 4/5/6 Math Tournament
St. George School 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students recently participated in the St. Joseph's Academy Math Tournament. Congratulations to all students who participated and to the winners listed below.  
4th Grade Overall Honorable Mention: Claire McGuinness
6th Grade Free Response 5th Place: Anna Guidroz 
6th Grade Overall 6th Place: Anna Guidroz

4th Grade Relay: 2nd Place
5th Grade Relay: 3rd Place
6th Grade Relay: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
Athletic Dragon News

Basketball
SGS JV Basketball Tourney, Grades 6th-8th:  2/23 - 2/25/18

Winter Sports Pictures for Athletes:  2/25/18;  11:00am - 3:00pm   
Coaches will communicate exact times via email.

Spring Sports Registration: 3/2/18; 4:30pm - 6:00pm, SGS gym
For Track and Field and volleyball players

Cheer and Dance Mandatory Parent Meeting: Monday, 3/26/18, SGS Gym
Open to all girls 6th - 8th grade. Permission slip will be made available at a later date.  

Cheer Tryouts: 4/17 - 4/19/18 - Cheer Packet HERE
Dance Tryouts: 4/23 - 4/25/18
KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON 
IN ST. GEORGE PARISH?
Keep up with the happenings around St. George by reading the St. George Catholic Church Bulletin HERE.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION:  DAVID THE KING
Please join us as we discover DAVID the KING.  Bishop Robert Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of Kings. 
We will meet Sundays, February 25th ; March 11 & 25th ; April 8th and 22nd.  We meet in the Parish Office at 9:30 a.m.  For more information, contact Karen Fawley at  karenf@st-george.org  or call at 456-5417.
St. George Catholic School
(225) 293-1298